Monday, April 30, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

#72 of 100 Elephants: Tetraprosopus Elephant

This is by far my favorite of all the 100 elephants that I have created. Although there are some great ones to come, I love what I did here. I feel I reached the something truly unique with the multiple faces and trunks. Each eye shares a face with another face. This one was the hardest for me to sell, but I know it went to someone that really appreciates it.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

#70 of 100 Elephants: Picasso

With #70 I really started to push the limits of my creativity. I moved out of my traditional style and started exploring other options. It was exciting and liberating in many ways that like cubist was the precursor for many art movements. Here, I realized you need to break your personal limitations, the ones you randomly set up, to get to a better place. We often put restraints on our creativity. I am sure there are many reasons for this, but at times to get past a block to push to the next level of thinking we need to lay aside our assumptions–our safety net. We need to step into the unknown and get uncomfortable.

This is also one of the first ones that sold.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

#67– #69 of 100 Elephants: back to the robots

I thought it would be best to show all three of theses at once.

One of the things I love most about this exercise is the exploration of options. It forces you to look for different ways of drawing the same thing. You take a theme and push it in different directions. I had drawn an elephant robot earlier and thought I was done. As I continued the process of exploring, I realized there were different options. I particularly enjoyed the idea of the trunk being a vacuum and the different places that took me with the robot.

Monday, April 23, 2018

#65 of 100 Elephants: Elephirus

I really do not know what this mix between a virus and an elephant it would do to someone, but it is not an illness I would want.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

#64 of 100 Elephants: The Mantaphant

Continuing with aquatic elephants is the Mantaphant, a manta ray elephant. I loved how the ears transformed into the fins of the manta ray.

I also continually find it interesting how one idea naturally leads to another. I created the Whale elephant which inspired this creation.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

#62 of 100 Elephants: Styracophant

How many tusks can an elephant have has ben something I have been playing with to varying degrees with this creative challenge. This is taking various ideas from the Triceratops and Styracosaurus and mixing it with the elephant.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

#56 of 100 Elephants: The Big Brain

This is another play with the proportions and a variation of the head in a jar, without the jar. Basically this guy is all about thinking.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018

#54 of 100 Elephants: Octophant

The octopus is just cool. Norman Rockwell is attributed as saying “If the illustration is not working put a dog in it. If it still isn't working put a bandage on the dogs paw.” I would maintain that if any art work is not working put an octopus in it and then you won't even need a bandage. This works for logos and graphic design as well.